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How to get rid of a wart?

I desperately want to get rid of a wart that is on my hand. It's been there about 6 months, there are 2 smaller ones next to it. It's flesh colored and looks like a raised bump. I tried the freeze off stuff and it didn't work. How can I get rid of this?!


Asked by Anonymous at 4:13 AM on Feb. 5, 2011 in Health

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  • Crush an aspirin, add a little water to make a paste, put that on the wart and cover with duct tape or even a band aid. I know that sounds archaic and weird, but the main ingredient in Compound W is a salicylate and so is aspirin. Acetic acid is also in compound W and that is used to make vinegar. I was skeptical about the aspirin duct tape remedy, but I tried it on a wart my daughter had on her foot and it actually worked. It took a few days but sure enough, it was gone.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 9:25 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Clear nail polish on it and take garlic pills

    Taking garlic pills is an effective way to get rid of warts. Take one garlic capsule twice a day for a minimum of two weeks. Warts will start to peel off in one to two weeks but you should continue taking the garlic capsules until the wart is completely gone

    Answer by MamaAlderman_2 at 4:20 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • There are many many home remedies I have heard! But the only thing that has ever taken mine off is going to the doctor and having them froze off!

    Answer by ILoveCade at 5:07 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • I have heard that duct tape will kill it. Worth a try.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 6:36 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • You can buy a liquid wart remover that works much better than the freeze stuff.


    Answer by beeky at 6:49 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • The only thing that worked for me for the wart on my finger was to dip the padded part of a band-aid into apple cider vinegar, then wrap the band-aid around the wart. I had to do this 2 or 3 times per day for a few days, then the wart would start to peel off. Then I would scrape the part that was peeling off with a razor blade. The only thing is, I had to do this several times to finally kill the wart. There were these black thread things in the wart that I've heard are "seeds" or "roots". I had to make sure all of those were gone. IF I thought it was all scraped off, but I missed any part, it just grew back. Also, I recommend checking your diet and stress levels. The wart came back a year later when I was highly stressed, and I had to repeat the process. The wart has now been gone for about 2 years.

    Answer by ladymomtraveler at 6:52 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • I know it sounds strange but cover it with duct tape. I had a wart last year that was treated by my doctor and another specialist and their treatments (frozen twice, burned once, acid applied topically for a week) did NOTHING so out of frustration, I went to the internet and found a bunch of ideas. The duct tape worked! Cover the wart completely, keep it covered, change the tape daily. The theory is that it suffocates the wart and/or the adhesive is aggravating to the skin (I did experience some itching), causing your body to fight at the sight. Also, do supplement (Vitamin C is a natural antiviral and extremely safe in high doses) and up your immune system by taking probiotics of some kind.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:00 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • My son had one for over a year. The doctor said not to worry about it but did give us advice on how to get rid of it if we wanted. It worked on his daughter. After a shower take a nail file and file a little bit off each day.

    Answer by purpleducky at 8:39 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • my daughter had a wart on the bottom of her foot and the dr told us to buy wart remover (the kind like nail polish) amd the little band-aids , and to keep it dry and covered and it went away in 5 days. gl

    Answer by augboy11 at 4:03 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

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